Timeline of Pesticides
EPA Passes Pesticide registration Improvement Act (PRIA)
122 nations (including the US) sign a treaty intended to phase out completely Persistent Organic Pollutants (ﾊﾗﾓPOPsﾊﾗﾝ) including DDT
Chlordane, or chlordane, is an organochlorine compound used as a pesticide. Pyrethroids become more mainstream
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cancel the registration of Organophosphate parathion in the US
Organophosphate parathion is one of the most dangerous pesticides. Poisoned 650 agricultural workers
Geigy invents the carbanates
After the Second World War, insecticide production was booming
The Second World War causes three discoveries:
1. The insecticides DDT
2. The organophpsphate insecticides
3. The phenoxyacetic herbicides
Products to prevent house pests sold
Inorganic substances introduced
1892 The first modern pesticide, potassium dinitro-2-cresylate was made, and was sold in Germany
French vineyard growers come up with the idea of different weed killers for certain weeds
Professor Millardet find copper matured to prevent mildew
The beginning of modern pesticide. Colorado beetles take over the United States potato crops and arsenic (a pesticide) is applied.
London Horticultural Society told people that sulfur is the cure for mildew on peaches
In Marseilles, a mixture of water, slaked lime and tobacco was used for cure for plant lice
In England, the herb rue was boiled and sprayed on the trees to remove cantharid flies
John Parkinson said to use a mixture of vinegar, cow dung and urine to be put on trees with canker to help them kill the virus.
The Roman writer, Cato tells vineyard farmers to burn bitumen to remove insects
The Greek poetry writer Homer preferred to use sulphur.
Egyptians made insecticides to prevent lice, fleas and wasps.